Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT


1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352

Driving Directions 


Janice Elvidge
NPS Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

The River Mile Mission Statement
To foster investigation and understanding of the Columbia River Watershed and to promote watershed health 

The River Mile is…
…a network of educators, students, resource managers, scientists and  environmental educators in the  Columbia River Watershed sharing what they know and learn about the Columbia River Watershed and sharing best practices, lessons learned, examples of participation, links to resources and collecting and sharing real world scientific data.  It is a participant driven approach to learning, researching and exploring the watershed health of the Columbia River.

 Students and teachers are engaged in the practices of scientists and resource  managers as they become intimately familiar with their  outdoor classroom by spending time in the field inventorying, monitoring, analyzing, investigating and researching site discoveries. 



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The River Mile Network

Inquiry, Exploration and Service Learning in the Sagebrush Ecosystem

K-12th Grade Educators Training

April 18, 2019

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM


A Joint Education Training Opportunity
Presented by:

National Park Service, Engaging Every Student, The REACH Museum and Lake Roosevelt Forum 

The REACH Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352



Registration Deadline: When full or April 11, 2019

Free Hands-On Resources, Curriculum,
Lunch/Refreshments + In-Service Credit!

Join Rick Reynolds, veteran educator and author of Inquiry, Exploration, and Service Learning in the Sagebrush Ecosystem and Janice Elvidge from the National Park Service and The River Mile Network as we explore a variety of resources from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Audubon, BLM, and other partners. Earn PDUs while exploring hands-on NGSS/STEAM activities in beautiful Spokane, WA. Help us inspire students to think critically about sagebrush ecosystems and ways to protect them and their fascinating species!


  • Introduction to the sagebrush ecosystem
    and trunks with hands-on materials
  • Overview of lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards + Common Core State Standards
  • Hands-on activities, including some outside in the ecosystem
  • Lunch (included)—can be enjoyed outside!
  • More lessons + hands-on activities
FREE Resources Passed Out at Workshop
  • Teacher’s Guide adaptable for grades K-12 with reproducible handouts
  • Sagebrush Ecosystem posters

More Free Resources to Use with Your Students

  • Hands-on trunks for loan with skulls, tech, etc.
  • Videos, multimedia presentations, and more!

Online Resources



$40 deposit to reserve your seat
Note: Deposit/check will returned after you attend

Make check out to:
Lake Roosevelt Forum

Mail check to:
Janice Elvidge
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive
Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Assistance for Subs is available

You can complete an online application or to request a hardcopy application contact Janice Elvidge

Register Now!

Credit and Clock Hours

Professional development hours are available for all teachers! Clock Hours, certificate's of completion and college credit are all available. Please indicate which you need on your registration.  


Check out our website!  therivermile.org

Register Now! Registration Closes April 11, 2019